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Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim: a 900-year-old Story Retold

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From the winner of the 2004 Whitbread Biography Award and the Marsh Biography Award John Guy, comes Thomas Becket, a lively and enlightening new study that brings a colossal figure of British history vividly to life. Behind the legend, there was a man. In 1120 the wife of a Norman draper's merchant gave birth to a baby boy in London's bustling Cheapside. Despite his sickly constitution, middle-class background and unremarkable abilities, he rose within the space of thirty-five years to become the most powerful man in the ...

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Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim: A 900-Year-Old Story Retold
2013, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780141044675

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Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim: A 900-Year-Old Story Retold
2012, Viking, London

ISBN-13: 9780670918461

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